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Northwestern's Mike Alexandrov Sets U.S. Open, NCAA Record in 100 Breast; Potentially Sets American Standard -- March 16, 2007

Northwestern's Mike Alexandrov Sets U.S. Open, NCAA Record in 100 Breast; Potentially Sets American Standard
By Jason Marsteller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 16. NORTHWESTERN's Mike Alexandrov went off in the 100 breaststroke to drop the U.S. Open and NCAA record by .30 seconds with a 51.56 at NCAAs. The previous record of 51.86 set by Jeremy Linn of Tennessee stood since Feb. 21, 1997.

The win is Northwestern's first in the event.


Stanford's Paul Kornfeld finished second in 52.19, while Alabama's Vlad Polyakov finished third in 52.25.

Auburn remained in first with 294 points, while Stanford moved to second with 229 points. Arizona (218), Texas (169) and Florida (165) comprised the rest of the top five.

Click here to listen to Alexandrov following the record swim.

We originally reported that Alexandrov set the American record based on announcements made at the facility. This led to some confusion among our readers, as Alexandrov is a Bulgarian native. However, Alexandrov, who has lived in America since he was eight, acquired dual-citizenship in the United States along with his family last September.

There is some confusion on whether or not the swim will stand as an American record. The record will be applied for by the meet management staff, and it will be up to USA Swimming to decide the issue.

Either way, this is clearly an administrative issue and should not detract from the incredible swim put forth by Alexandrov.

NCAA Division I Champ. Meet 3/16/2007 - 20:03PM

NCAA Men's D1 Championships - 3/15/2007 to 3/17/2007



Event 11 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke

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NCAA: N 51.86 2/21/1997 Jeremy Linn, Tennessee

NCAA Meet: M 51.96 2003 Brenden Hansen, Texas

American: A 51.86 2/21/1997 Jeremy Linn, Tennessee

US Open: O 51.86 2/21/1997 Jeremy Linn, Tennessee

Pool: P 52.32 3/28/1997 Jeremy Linn, Tennessee

Name Year School Prelims Finals Points

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=== A - Final ===



1 Alexandrov, Mike SR NW 52.69 51.56N 20

11.12 24.16 (13.04)

37.84 (13.68) 51.56 (13.72)

2 Kornfeld, Paul SO STAN 52.60 52.19P 17

11.31 24.42 (13.11)

38.42 (14.00) 52.19 (13.77)

3 Polyakov, Vlad SR BAMA 52.41 52.25P 16

11.19 24.27 (13.08)

38.15 (13.88) 52.25 (14.10)

4 Ohalloran, Tyler SR TEX 52.61 52.66 15

11.01 24.55 (13.54)

38.34 (13.79) 52.66 (14.32)

5 Newman, Keenan SR STAN 52.88 52.94 14

11.29 25.01 (13.72)

38.93 (13.92) 52.94 (14.01)

6 Roberts, Jonathan SO AUB 53.13 53.01 13

11.35 25.01 (13.66)

38.87 (13.86) 53.01 (14.14)

7 Hetland, Alex JR SMU 52.93 53.15 12

11.28 24.71 (13.43)

38.65 (13.94) 53.15 (14.50)

8 Barnes, Ivan JR ARIZ 53.10 53.46 11

11.25 24.84 (13.59)

38.75 (13.91) 53.46 (14.71)



=== B - Final ===



9 Maras, David JR AUB 53.14 52.94 9

11.15 24.48 (13.33)

38.55 (14.07) 52.94 (14.39)

10 Cass, Nate SO STAN 53.27 53.23 7

11.70 25.10 (13.40)

39.21 (14.11) 53.23 (14.02)

11 Mate, Hunor SR BAMA 53.92 53.73 5.5

11.61 25.16 (13.55)

39.35 (14.19) 53.73 (14.38)

11 Rogulj, Vanja SR VA 53.38 53.73 5.5

11.68 25.38 (13.70)

39.28 (13.90) 53.73 (14.45)

13 Spann, Scott FR MICH 53.82 53.74 4

11.42 25.07 (13.65)

39.05 (13.98) 53.74 (14.69)

14 Preda, Valentin SO LOUI 53.63 53.78 3

11.38 24.97 (13.59)

39.20 (14.23) 53.78 (14.58)

15 Osborne, Sean SR AUB 53.45 53.88 2

11.47 25.27 (13.80)

39.50 (14.23) 53.88 (14.38)

16 Vietti, Will JR KENT 53.79 54.47 1

11.88 25.73 (13.85)

39.96 (14.23) 54.47 (14.51)



=== Preliminaries ===



17 Penoyar, Pat JR IND 53.93

11.71 25.44 (13.73)

39.61 (14.17) 53.93 (14.32)

18 Lowe, Matthew JR TEX 54.00

11.70 25.64 (13.94)

39.66 (14.02) 54.00 (14.34)

19 Lee-To, Colin SO MINN 54.09

11.51 25.30 (13.79)

39.39 (14.09) 54.09 (14.70)

19 Malul, Mickey SO KENT 54.09

11.29 25.09 (13.80)

39.48 (14.39) 54.09 (14.61)

21 Mrazek, Bill SR FLA 54.16

11.77 25.39 (13.62)

39.82 (14.43) 54.16 (14.34)

22 Flaskay, Mihaly SR USC 54.18

11.54 25.37 (13.83)

39.70 (14.33) 54.18 (14.48)

23 Murphy, Barry SO TENN 54.19

11.32 24.98 (13.66)

39.26 (14.28) 54.19 (14.93)

24 Dematteis, Luca SR FLA 54.22

11.81 25.65 (13.84)

39.84 (14.19) 54.22 (14.38)

25 Travesso, Felipe SO OSU 54.26

11.43 24.88 (13.45)

39.50 (14.62) 54.26 (14.76)

26 Agache, Dragos JR IOWA 54.29

11.95 25.54 (13.59)

39.52 (13.98) 54.29 (14.77)

27 Ash, David SO STAN 54.36

11.59 25.41 (13.82)

39.45 (14.04) 54.36 (14.91)

28 Dobies, Jakub FR CLEV 54.39

11.44 25.25 (13.81)

39.60 (14.35) 54.39 (14.79)

29 Delic, Nick JR WVU 54.42

11.79 25.14 (13.35)

39.67 (14.53) 54.42 (14.75)

30 McKechnie, David SR CORN 54.49

11.77 25.61 (13.84)

39.74 (14.13) 54.49 (14.75)

31 Versfeld, Neil SO GA 54.66

11.84 25.45 (13.61)

39.96 (14.51) 54.66 (14.70)

32 Plutecki, Adam SO PITT 54.67

11.78 25.93 (14.15)

40.17 (14.24) 54.67 (14.50)

33 Timmer, Jason JR MINN 54.71

11.62 25.51 (13.89)

39.82 (14.31) 54.71 (14.89)

33 Johnson, Eric SO WISC 54.71

11.51 25.49 (13.98)

39.73 (14.24) 54.71 (14.98)

35 Jamerson, Billy JR FSU 54.73

11.07 25.07 (14.00)

39.46 (14.39) 54.73 (15.27)

36 Donohue, Kevin JR WVU 54.86

11.89 25.57 (13.68)

39.98 (14.41) 54.86 (14.88)

37 Hurley, Ryan JR VA 54.90

12.16 26.11 (13.95)

40.42 (14.31) 54.90 (14.48)

38 Miranda, Kyle JR PSU 55.08

11.83 25.74 (13.91)

40.22 (14.48) 55.08 (14.86)

39 Steninger, Bart JR ARIZ 55.14

11.91 25.68 (13.77)

40.25 (14.57) 55.14 (14.89)

40 Hunter, Richard JR CAL 55.80

11.73 25.97 (14.24)

40.72 (14.75) 55.80 (15.08)

41 Simonsen, Daniel SR UCI 56.00

11.98 26.20 (14.22)

41.04 (14.84) 56.00 (14.96)



Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 11



1. Auburn 294 2. Stanford 229

3. Arizona 218 4. Texas 169

5. Florida 165 6. Northwestern 141

7. Michigan 113 8. California 101

9. Southern California 88 10. Tennessee 67

11. Ohio State 53 12. Minnesota 52

13. Southern Methodist 50 14. Alabama 43.5

15. Georgia 41 16. Indiana 34

17. Virginia 33.5 18. West Virginia 28

19. Florida State 27 20. California Irvine 25

21. Hawaii 17 22. Texas A&M 14

23. Louisiana State 12 23. Purdue 12

25. Miami 11 25. Arizona State 11

27. Harvard 6 27. Wisconsin 6

29. Brigham Young 5 30. North Carolina 3

30. Yale 3 30. Louisville 3

33. Kentucky 1


Results: Men's NCAA Division I Championships
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Alexandrov, Northwestern 100 Breast Winner
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